(Pulp Fiction Hero World
This is a world where Superman is a never was, Spiderman is a gadgeteer with a cool toy collection; more like Batman with a touch of Tony Stark. The strongest Gamma (They call us Gamma) I ever heard of could lift like 20 tons if he was standing on a reinforced surface, something to do with load per square. Try lifting 5 tons on a beach and you’ll sink to your knees or hips before you get it over head. Fliers we have our problems as well, you need to have the power to go fast, make atmosphere, eyesight, and well it's fun till you fly close to a chopper.
..Did I forget to mention that we have powers but not all that powerful, but thats mechanics
“How did we the people of Earthe get our powers?”……. It all started at a lovely little place both our timelines share
I know thats what your thinking, So here goes
First let me point out in a world where Gamma take jobs with the local police killing the bad guys not a way to be in their good graces.
So I mentioned in the hook that lifting was an issue and it is, Can’t lift ten tons while standing on a common house floor unless you wanted to check out the basement; it’s all about spreading out the support so unless you want to wear clown shoes or something like them expect to sink into earth, sand and the like if you go over 2 tons overhead. Most streets will either deform (Tar based) or crack (Concrete based) if you try 5 tons overhead; some muscle jock tried to get laws passed to make stronger streets so he could juggle cars but it didn’t pass.
Hey how about running really fast, let me count the ways. Urban environments and their tight corners suck at over 200 mph and it isn’t all about turning but surprise; the streets and sidewalks ain't empty. Ever have to explain to a parent why little Timmy’s bruise looks like your knee put him in a coma? I think I heard of some guy who was running about 500+ mph out at the salt flats; he fell twice and it was only his reflexes that kept him from getting a broken arm or leg as he tumbled maybe 600 yards before he got his feet back under him.
Oh and if you’re gonna run or fly faster than 50 mph you need a face and mouth guard at least unless you like to eat bugs and your eyes bulletproof.
How do I get around these things?
Support powers, these are things like say a streamlining force field for a runner or flyer...oh and both might want to get the support Maneuverability both allowing top speeds but limiting powers outside of flight.
I know the next question is where is this power matrix? Sorry it’ mostly in my head and my desire to keep the Power monsters at bay
Let’s take Speedy our speedguy, he can run at 400 mph, has maneuver, speedshield, and even instant stop. Why does speedy go for instant stop, well at top speed he is moving at 586.6667 feet per second meaning he must make his decisions at nearly 2 football pitches per second so being able to stop in zero distance and time a big plus in rush hour.
I see speedy as 2 lvl speed +1 for forcefield, +1 maneuver, +1 (+2) instant
The most points I see a player starting with is maybe 10 powers points and the easy breakdown is
Example: Lift 1 ton 1 point - 4 ton 2 points - 8 ton 3 points and so on with doubling now to be able to lift 4 ton without breaking the surface would cost 1 point per 4 ton of support power
Example: Running/flying 50 mph 1 point - 100 mph 2 point - 200 mph 3 points
Oh and the points are stacking so Lifting 4 tons cost a total of 3 points and lifting 8 ton would be 3 + 3 = 6 points total.
How do I earn these points to improve? Easy Post and I give you a thanks award from the Guild (Which I will also post Points gained in the Character lists as well as remind you that you have them